Volume 3 Issue 4 | March 5, 2019
Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Although it is widely accepted that biomedical research drives innovation and fuels the U.S. economy, it is equally true that Congress and state legislators want to hear from scientists how the dollars allocated for research are making an impact. Mindful of this fact, I joined our government relations team for the annual “SA to DC” trip  (Feb. 4-7) led by our San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in partnership with other area chambers, businesses, city/county leadership and representatives from local research institutes and universities.
Drawing from her externship at Eli Lilly, KL2 scholar Josephine Taverna, M.D., clinician-scie ntist is utilizing her knowledge of the robust power of CyTOF ® in the collaborative sponsored research project with Tolero Pharmaceuticals Inc. The hope is to accelerate novel cancer treatments to patients.
Education & Training
Aleksandra Gruslova, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Andrew Brenner, M.D, Ph.D., gained a greater understanding of how her lab research can translate to the bedside after completing the online modules. Learn more about this resource and the advice she offers!
Research Resources
Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of CTSA's Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is eager to work with investigators in capitalizing the valuable services and resources available for patient studies. Learn how Dr. Dahia assisted cardiorenal specialist, Shweta Bansal, M.D., in becoming the first investigator selected for a clinical trial through TIN.
Research Resources
Institutional Core Labs Director, Ramiro Ramirez-Solis, Ph.D. and his team, will beam a national spotlight on our institution's core labs marketing the services and expertise of our core lab facilities.
Upcoming Events
Learn & Network
NIH Research Funding Workshop

The two-day regional workshop will feature multiple NIH ICs. UT Health San Antonio faculty Drs. Ann Griffith, Ph.D. and Philip LoVerde, Ph.D. will be panel members on peer review and team science sessions.

March 26-27, 2019
8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Science Communication & Public Engagement Seminar

Gemima Philippe, Communications Associate with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will teach you how to craft tailored messages to engage the public with your research.

Thursday, April 4, 2019
3:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M.
The University of Texas at San Antonio


Science, Technology, Investor Reception

Gain insights from John Hanak, J.D ., Managing Director of Purdue Ventures and Co-Founder of Purdue Foundry on the meteoric rise of innovation and entrepreneurship at Purdue University fueling economic development.

Tuesday, April 10, 2019
5:30 P.M.- 8:00 P.M.
GCCRI Auditorium
UT Health San Antonio

La Frontera

Exploring Cutting Edge Science Symposium

An all-star panel will kick-off the inaugural symposium discussing hepatocellular carcinoma, the liver cancer disproportionately affecting Hispanics in Texas.

Francisco Cigarroa, M.D .,
Ruben Mesa, M.D .,
Luzhe Sun, Ph.D .

Wednesday, April 11, 2019
3:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Pestana Lecture Hall
UT Health San Antonio


Biomedical Research Awareness Day

Celebrate BRAD! Join our veterinarians, animal technicians, and basic scientists to learn more about the importance of animal research on our campus.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Lecture Hall Commons (Starbucks)

Conversations on Science & Art

Loaned Art Exhibit
Coming to STRF Lobby

UTSA art collections curator, Arturo Infante Almeida , brings an exhibit of select pieces from the private collection of nationally renowned sculptor, Ken Little , MFA . Meet the artist in person this summer!

Save the Date!

Thursday, August 29, 2019
5:30 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.
South Texas Research Facility Lobby
Stay connected
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Agilent Conference attendees will meet Drs. Lechleiter and Wang and tour the optical imaging core laboratory. This high-end technology offers imaging of living cells and tissue essential for drug development and understanding disease pathways.
Research Round-Up
The Curated Picture
Gordon Research Conferences ® : Access the latest summer conference list
CDMRP Funding Opportunities : March webinars focused on team science and clinical trials
Mentoring Trinity Entrepreneurs : Can PATCH be the answer to patient adherence in clinical trials?
UT Health San Antonio
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Photography: Brandie Jenkins

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